Safe Boating on the Peace River

River closures

Beginning in fall 2020, BC Hydro is rerouting a short section of the Peace River during construction of the Site C project. This resulted in permanent closures on the Peace and Moberly Rivers beginning mid-June, 2020.

boats on river bank

What to expect

  • Debris management systems placed across the Peace and Moberly rivers
  • Restricted areas will be marked with signage and beacons
  • In-river construction works at the dam site

Portage program

To move boaters around the construction area, we have set up a seasonal portage program to transport non-motorized vessels (up to 20') by road past the dam.

The program operates between the Halfway River boat launch and the Peace Island Park boat launch from June 15 to September 15, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.

River closures and portage locations
Click the map to view the details of the river closures and portage locations.

Making a reservation

Please contact us at least seven days in advance of the day you require a portage. You will need to read and fill out the forms below.

Portage program forms

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